2020 Holiday Gifts

A Snicker of Magic
Lloyd, Natalie

Natalie Lloyd's SPINDIDDLY debut novel, now in paperback!

A Snicker of Magicjoins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.


But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A word collector, Felicity sees words everywhere---shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears---but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word home. And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.


Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town . . . and her mother's broken heart.

Item No. 9780545552738
$6.99
Another
Robinson, Christian
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019
An NYPL Best Book of 2019
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019
A BookPage Best Picture Book of 2019
A Horn Book Fanfare Selection of 2019

In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world.

What if you...
encountered another perspective?
Discovered another world?
Met another you?

What might you do?

Item No. 9781534421677
$17.99
Avian Friends Activity Journal

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $6.98!

This Avian Friends activity journal is a great gift for creative friends. The journal measures 7 x 8-3/4" with a lay-flat opening that makes it inviting to use. Best of all, the book is fully designed throughout with charming birds, flowers, and still lifes by internationally acclaimed illustrator Geninne D. Zlatkis. A bonus interview sheds light on the artist's creative process and inspiration.

Item No. 45843942
$6.98
Black & White
Hoban, Tana

Staff Pick

Share this book with the baby in your life. Perfect for tummy time!

From the eminent photographer and acclaimed book creator Tana Hoban, this bestselling accordion-style foldout book is sturdy enough to stand by itself and features fourteen bold black-and-white high-contrast images to engage babies and very young children.

Tana Hoban's books are beloved by teachers, librarians, parents, and readers. A perfect gift for new parents and babies.

Before they are able to clearly see colors, babies respond to the strong contrast between black and white, which makes this the perfect first book for young, developing brains. Experiencing bold black-and-white contrast helps stimulate development in the retina and the optic nerve.

This sturdy accordion-style foldout book features high-contrast art from two bestselling Tana Hoban board books: Black on White and White on Black. These classic and popular books have sold more than one million copies.

About Black on White and White on Black, Publishers Weekly said, "Hoban's compositions are so supple and her layouts so well balanced that she casts kind of a spell . . . magical."

Item No. 9780061172113
$7.99
Butterfly Bib

 Staff Pick

Keep baby's clothes clean with this soft bamboo bib featuring a colorful print from Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Pair with a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle for a great baby shower gift!

Item No. F3004
$16.95
Children of Virtue and Vengeance
Adeyemi, Tomi

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could've imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.

With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.

Praise for Children of Blood and Bone

"Poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority that hold up a warning mirror to our sharply divided society." -The New York Times

Item No. 9781250170996
$19.99
Displacement
Hughes, Kiku

2021 Asian Pacific American Honor Book

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.

Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II.

These displacements keep occurring until Kiku finds herself stuck back in time. Living alongside her young grandmother and other Japanese-American citizens in internment camps, Kiku gets the education she never received in history class. She witnesses the lives of Japanese-Americans who were denied their civil liberties and suffered greatly, but managed to cultivate community and commit acts of resistance in order to survive.

Kiku Hughes weaves a riveting, bittersweet tale that highlights the intergenerational impact and power of memory.

Item No. 9781250193537
$17.99
Dragon Pearl
Lee, Yoon Ha

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits.
But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times.
Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She's counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.
When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.
Min's quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.
This sci-fi adventure with the underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination.

Item No. 9781368014748
$7.99
Dragons in a Bag
Elliott, Zetta
The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author--with two starred reviews!

When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the bag and don't feed them anything sweet. Before he knows it, Jax and his friends Vikram and Kavita have broken both rules! Will Jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound? Or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever?

Good, solid fantasy fun. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A promising start to a new series. --School Library Journal, starred review

Item No. 9781524770488
$6.99
Drawn Together
Lê, Minh

 Staff Pick

This acclaimed picture book from two award-winning creators about connecting across generational and language differences shows that sometimes you don't need words to find common ground.

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens -- with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.

With spare text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring story about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.
"A beautifully told and illustrated story about a grandson and grandfather struggling to communicate across divides of language, age and culture." --- Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winner
Don't miss LIFT, also by Minh Lê and Dan Santat!

Item No. 9781484767603
$17.99
Eric Carle Animal Rummy Card Game
  • A fun, friendly look for a classic game
  • Features beautiful animals from The World of Eric Carle
  • Make the most sets of matched animals to win
  • Children will delight at the expressive creatures; For 2 to 6 players, ages 3 and up
Item No. 794764012514
$8.99
Eric Carle Tissue Box Sensory Toy

CRINKLE! SWISH! VRRR!

Includes Tissue box with plastic lid and 9 "tissues" of various materials for fun sensory play. All designed for encouraging play, enhancing developmental skills, and critical thinking.

Item No. 55393
$21.95
Fahrenheit 451 Graphic Novel
Bradbury, Ray D

A Graphic Adaptation

An HBO Original Movie starring Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther), Sofia Boutella (Star Trek: Beyond), and Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water).

An Eisner Award Nominee

Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes.

For Guy Montag, a career fireman for whom kerosene is perfume, this is not just an official slogan. It is a mantra, a duty, a way of life in a tightly monitored world where thinking is dangerous and books are forbidden.

In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world's most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translates this frightening modern masterpiece into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel. As could only occur with Bradbury's full cooperation in this authorized adaptation, Hamilton has created a striking work of art that uniquely captures Montag's awakening to the evil of government-controlled thought and the inestimable value of philosophy, theology, and literature.

Including an original foreword by Ray Bradbury and fully depicting the brilliance and force of his canonic and beloved masterwork, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451is an exceptional, haunting work of graphic literature.

Item No. 9780809051014
$16.95
Flamer - Autographed
Curato, Mike

 Staff Pick

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.

This book will save lives. --Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo

I know I'm not gay. Gay boys like other boys. I hate boys. They're mean, and scary, and they're always destroying something or saying something dumb or both.

I hate that word. Gay. It makes me feel . . . unsafe.

It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at camp. Everyone's going through changes--but for Aiden, the stakes feel higher. As he navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can't stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and acceptance.

Item No. 9781250756145
$17.99
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Float
Miyares, Daniel

Staff Pick

A boy's small paper boat--and his large imagination--fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me!that includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own.

A little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure. The boy and his boat dance in the downpour and play in the puddles, but when the boy sends his boat floating down a gutter stream, it quickly gets away from him.

So of course the little boy goes on the hunt for his beloved boat--and when the rain lets up, he finds himself on a new adventure altogether.

This seemingly simply story from Daniel Miyares is enriched with incredible depth and texture that transcend words.

Item No. 9781481415248
$17.99
Funtastic Friends Mini Gel Pens

Lovely llama and pals adorn these cute mini pastel scented gel pens. Funtastic Friends Mini Gel Pens bring fruity scents to writing, doodles and more. This set of 6 friendly pastel gel pens will surely delight and inspire.

  • 6 different Fruit scented pastel gel ink colors
  • 6 different happy quotes and characters - one on each pen
  • Gel ink - for smooth writing
  • Size 4.25 inches
  • Suitable for ages 3 and up
Item No. 132-122
$6.95
Glamtastic Glitter Notebook - Blue Assorted

One glitter notebook in assorted blue colors.

Toss away the boring notebooks and go glamorous! You'll be the talk of the town with these high profile, small sized, sparkly notebooks that'll fit in your pretty little pocket. Each notebook has 64 lined pages at 4 by 5.75 inches so they are small enough to carry around and sizeable enough for your captivating notes.

Item No. 118-173
$3.50
Glamtastic Glitter Notebook - Pink Assorted

One glitter notebook in assorted pink and purple colors.

Toss away the boring notebooks and go glamorous! You'll be the talk of the town with these high profile, small sized, sparkly notebooks that'll fit in your pretty little pocket. Each notebook has 64 lined pages at 4 by 5.75 inches so they are small enough to carry around and sizeable enough for your captivating notes.

Item No. 118-172
$4.00
How to Get Away with Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery #2)
Bunce, Elizabeth C

Eliza (The Carle Bookshop) says: I loved this book! It's completely fine to read out of order in the series as each one has its own self-contained mystery. Well-written, smart and funny, these books are perfect for mystery lovers on their way to read Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie.

An Edgar Award Nominated Series!

Before the train has left the station, England's most accomplished new detective already is on a suspect's trail, and readers will be delighted to travel along.

Myrtle Hardcastle has no desire to go on a relaxing travel excursion with her aunt Helena when there are More Important things to be done at home, like keeping close tabs on criminals and murder trials. Unfortunately, she has no say in the matter. So off Myrtle goes--with her governess, Miss Judson, and cat, Peony, in tow--on a fabulous private railway coach headed for the English seaside.

Myrtle is thrilled to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Bloom, a professional insurance investigator aboard to protect the priceless Northern Lights tiara. But before the train reaches its destination, both the tiara and Mrs. Bloom vanish. When Myrtle arrives, she and Peony discover a dead body in the baggage car. Someone has been murdered--with Aunt Helena's sewing shears.

The trip is derailed, the local police are inept, and Scotland Yard is in no rush to arrive. What's a smart, bored Young Lady of Quality stranded in a washed-up carnival town to do but follow the evidence to find out which of her fellow travelers is a thief and a murderer?

Item No. 9781616209193
$17.95
I Lost My Tooth - Autographed
Willems, Mo
Mo Willems, creator of the revolutionary, award-winning, best-selling Elephant & Piggie books, is back with another breakout beginning-reader series. An ensemble cast of Squirrels, Acorns, and pop-in guests host a page-turning extravaganza. Each book features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts, and so, so many Squirrels.
In I Lost My Tooth!, Zoom Squirrel has lost a front tooth! The Squirrels leap into action when they discover the missing tooth is a baby tooth! Do you know more about teeth than the Squirrels do? You will by the end of this book!
Item No. 9781368024570
$12.99
Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell
Alko, Selina

"Colors burst across each page, with layers of collage-work emphasizing the richness of Mitchell's influences and imagination. Will speak to readers just starting their own exploration of artistic expression. --Booklist (starred review)

Celebrate the captivating life of Joni Mitchell, the world-famous songbird who used her music to ignite and inspire an entire generation, in this stunning picture book biography from award-winning author and illustrator Selina Alko. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Joni Mitchell painted with words.

Sitting at her piano or strumming the guitar, she turned the words into songs.

The songs were like brushstrokes on a canvas, saying things that were not only happy or sad but true.

But before composing more than two hundred songs, Joni was a young girl from a town on the Canadian prairie, where she learned to love dancing, painting, birdsong, and piano. As she grew up into an artist, Joni took her strong feelings--feelings of love and frustration, and the turbulence that came with being a young woman--and wrote them into vivid songs.

Brought to life by Selina Alko's rainbow collages and lyrical language, this heartfelt portrait of a feminist and folk icon is perfect for parents, children, and music lovers everywhere.

Back matter includes a letter from the author and Joni's full discography.

"An inspired and creative ode to the inimitable Joni Mitchell."--Kirkus

"Layered mixed-media collages featuring cut paper, found images, and colorful smears of paint effectively evoke the richly rendered emotional landscapes of Mitchell's songwriting." --Publishers Weekly

Item No. 9780062671295
$18.99
Julian at the Wedding
Love, Jessica

The star of Julián Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return--and finds a new friend--at a wedding to be remembered.

Julián and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Julián is in the wedding. Weddings have flowers and kissing and dancing and cake. And this wedding also has a new friend named Marisol. It's not long before Julián and Marisol set off for some magic and mischief of their own, and when things take an unexpected turn, the pair learns that everything is easier with a good friend by your side. Jessica Love returns with a joyful story of friendship and individuality in this radiant follow-up to Julián Is a Mermaid.

Item No. 9781536212389
$16.99
Knuffle Bunny Bodysuit

100% cotton bodysuit featuring Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. Available in sizes 6 months - 24 months. Color: light blue

Each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.

Pair with an autographed book for the perfect gift!

Item No. Y50406
$22.00
$22.00
$22.00
$22.00
Measuring Up
Lamotte, Lily

For fans of American Born Chinese and Roller Girl, Measuring Up is an own voices graphic novel debut from Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu!

"A beautiful story about food, family, and finding your place in the world." --Gene Luen Yang, author ofAmerican Born ChineseandDragon Hoops

"A delicious and heartwarming exploration of identity by a young immigrant trying to find her place in multiple cultures." --Remy Lai, author ofPie in the Skyand Fly on the Wall

Twelve-year-old Cici has just moved from Taiwan to Seattle, and the only thing she wants more than to fit in at her new school is to celebrate her grandmother, A-má's, seventieth birthday together.

Since she can't go to A-má, Cici cooks up a plan to bring A-má to her by winning the grand prize in a kids' cooking contest to pay for A-má's plane ticket! There's just one problem: Cici only knows how to cook Taiwanese food.

And after her pickled cucumber debacle at lunch, she's determined to channel her inner Julia Child. Can Cici find a winning recipe to reunite with A-má, a way to fit in with her new friends, and somehow find herself too?

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Fall 2020 Kids Indie Next List

Featured in Parents Magazine Book Nook October issue

A CBC Hot off the Press October Selection

Item No. 9780062973863
$12.99
On a Sunbeam
Walden, Tillie

"Tillie Walden is the future of comics, and On a Sunbeam is her best work yet. It's a 'space' story unlike any you've ever read, with a rich, lived-in universe of complex characters." --Brian K. Vaughan, Saga and Paper Girls

Two timelines. Second chances. One love.

A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together.

Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love--only to learn the pain of loss.

With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance, and an epic quest for love.

LA Times Festival of Books 2018 Book Prize Winner, Graphic Novel/Comics
A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2018
One of The Washington Post's "10 Best Graphic Novels of 2018"
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018
A YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel
A 2019 Hugo Award Nominee, Best Graphic Story
A Harvey Award Nominee, Book of the Year
A Harvey Award Nominee, Best Children's or Young Adult Book

Item No. 9781250178138
$21.99